leucoplast

noun
leu·​co·​plast | \ ˈlü-kə-ˌplast How to pronounce leucoplast (audio) \

Definition of leucoplast

: a colorless plastid especially in the cytoplasm of interior plant tissues that is potentially capable of developing into a chloroplast

First Known Use of leucoplast

1886, in the meaning defined above

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“Leucoplast.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leucoplast. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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